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Inventory of the Sierra Valley & Mohawk Railroad Collection, 1886-1887
MS 88  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Collection Description
  • Historical Background

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sierra Valley & Mohawk Railroad Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1886-1887
    Collection number: MS 88
    Creator: Sierra Valley & Mohawk Railroad
    Extent: 1 document box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Shelf location: Big Four Building or off-site storage. Please contact the Library in advance of your visit.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Gift of Buell L. Edison, 1986

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Senior Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sierra Valley & Mohawk Railroad Collection, MS 88, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

    Collection Description

    The timebook contains the names of construction workers on the Sierra Valley and Mohawk Railroad. Notations refer to hours worked and wages paid. There are references to Chinese laborers.

    Historical Background

    The Sierra Valley & Mohawk Railroad was incorporated October 1, 1885. It ran westerly about 39 miles from near the present location of Plumas Junction to Mohawk, near the town of Blarisden, California. Name changes occurred with the incorporation of the Sierra Valley Railroad (January 4, 1895) and the Sierra & Mohawk Railway (incorporated June 14, 1911). The branch came under the control of the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway in 1900, and was consolidated with it on January 1, 1915, becoming known as the Sierra Valley Branch. It was abandoned in 1918 after purchase by the Western Pacific.